Left-side view side-by-side shotgun on wood table with quail birds ammunition

Hammer Guns: Classic Sporting Tools

From about 1880 ’till the beginning of World War I,  so-called “contract guns” were sold as house brands by scores of hardware and sporting-goods dealers under the names of gun companies that never existed except on paper—an external hammer shotgun can be a thing of beauty or a disaster waiting to happen. 

Review: Tokarev USA TX3 12HMD Shotgun

Brought to the U.S. market by SDS Imports, the Tokarev USA TX3 12HMD pump-action shotgun offers a robust action, corrosion resistant finish and Turkish-grade walnut in an affordable package.

2022 Shotgun Of The Year: Smith & Wesson M&P12

Now in their 20th year, the Golden Bullseye Awards are chosen annually to recognize the firearm industry’s best new offerings. Here are this year’s winners as selected by the editors of “The World’s Oldest And Largest Firearm Authority.”

America’s Prototype 'Trench Guns' Of World War I

Arms of all sorts were in high demand at the onset of the Great War, including a new type of close-quarters combat firearm: the repeating shotgun. Though several designs were explored, only a few made it into the trenches before the Armistice was signed.

Editor’s Choice: Kalashnikov USA Khaos

Kalashnikov USA now offers a non-NFA 12-ga. firearm called the Khaos based on the company’s gas-operated KS-12T semi-automatic AK-pattern shotgun.

Review: Henry X Model .410 Bore Shotgun

Henry Repeating Arms offers a unique and well-made option to fans of the .410 bore, with its lever-action, tube-fed X Model based off of the company's other lines of lever-action rifles.

How To Pattern A Shotgun

Want to hit more birds—clay or feathered? Then you need to spend some time at the patterning board. Patterning your shotgun is as important as sighting-in your rifle before going afield. Here’s why.

Editor’s Choice: Savage Arms Renegauge Security

The Renegauge Security pairs the D.R.I.V. system with a host of other design elements to create a reliable, capable home-defense shotgun.

Jack First: The 'First' Name In Firearm Parts

In 1954, less than a decade after World War II veteran Jack First made it back home from deadly fighting on the island of Iwo Jima in the Pacific, he started a small gun shop in Lancaster, Calif.

Editor’s Choice: Winchester Repeating Arms Super X4

Winchester Repeating Arms has given southpaw wingshooters reason to rejoice, as, for the first time ever, the company is now producing left-ejecting versions of its 12-ga. Super X4 semi-automatic shotgun.

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